Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Jun 19

SHORTS PROGRAM I: Comedy

pow film fest 2019

 

POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women. Now in its 12th year, the festival features the work of some of today’s top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. Over the years POW has striven to encourage thoughtful and engaged discourse of the female perspective while heralding the need for greater parity in the film industry through the keen discerning eyes of women and non-binary film and media makers. POW was created, in part, to celebrate women in their quest to thrive and grow in the film industry.

The fest also provides space to strengthen the Portland community of women in film by offering year-round film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15 -19 with their POWGirls program.

SHORTS PROGRAM I: Comedy

Showtimes

“THERE IS A THIN LINE THAT SEPARATES LAUGHTER AND PAIN, COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, HUMOR AND HURT.”

— ERMA BOMBECK

Shorts Program 1 COMEDY

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The Only Sad Person On The Beach

Directed by Lily Jiacheng Xu

14 MINS • COMEDY • CHINA

A short film set in Coney Island about a breakdown in communication at the intersections of personal and monumental history. 


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Decadeless

Directed by Aubrey Peeples

11 MINS • COMEDY • UNITED STATES

A teenager late to bloom has a night of firsts with her best friend, their stoned waiter, and an aspirational DJ.


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Femme Queen

Directed by Ahya Simone

11 MINS • COMEDY • UNITED STATES

Femme Queen Chronicles is a web-series about the lives of four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, trade, and shade in the city of Detroit; written, directed, and brought to life by black trans women themselves. In Episode One, the four friends just try to make it through the day without getting clocked as trans women — or clocking someone else over the head instead.


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All Men Must Die

Directed by Kate Beacom

9 MIN 20 SEC • COMEDY • UNITED STATES

Prudence throws her best friend a nice birthday party but it's ruined by a dude, and Kyle learns just what Prudence meant when she said “ It's your birthday, I'd do anything for you. ”


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A Hard Day In The Empire

Directed by Sezen Kayhan

20 MIN 26 SEC • COMEDY • TURKEY

Cansu (26) works as a prop assistant on the set of an Ottoman period soap opera. On a difficult day, she cannot fulfill the extreme requests of the director. Challenging conditions and endless requests bring her to an irreversible moment.


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Made Public

Directed by Foster Wilson

13 MINS • COMEDY • UNITED STATES

On the eve of his wedding day, Dave commits a cardinal sin: His doubts about tying the knot go viral. Alone at the altar, the groom must confront his own cold feet, a Greek chorus of bridesmaids, and the bride herself - all to save his marriage before it's even begun. Directed by Foster Wilson, Made Public explores the impulse to share our most intimate thoughts and sacred moments with the general public - and how much we're willing to lose to obtain the approval of strangers. 
 

Special Admission

Student $7.00

General Admission $9.00

All Access Pass $40.00

Available in Advance or at the door.